Bergrivier – FLOW – Fostering Local Wellbeing

Bergrivier – FLOW – Fostering Local Wellbeing

Location Bergrivier
Name FLOW Project – Fostering Local Well-Being
Community Level City
Sector Urban and commons transition, eco-sustainability, climate-change
Anno di avvio 2012
Oggetto The FLOW Project is currently going through a transition process from research project (it was born as a two-years project at Cape Town University) to independent entity, having as a main aim the facilitation of the “commons transition”. The project is active in three areas of SouthAfrica: the local Municipality of Bergrivier, the city of Kokstad and the suburb of Bo-Kaap. In Bergrivier, FLOW has developed the Climate Change Adaption Plan. The project involves the local unoccipied youth – the FLOW Ambassadors – to build individual and community capabilities in order to stimulate growth and to produce innovation in the fields of climate change, exploitation of resources and inequality
Field Urban e rural
Source Interview to Anna Cowen and John Ziniades (co-founders of the FLOW project); website
Website http://www.flowafrica.org

bergrivier

Cochabamba – HackLab

Cochabamba – HackLab

Location Cochabamba
Name HackLab Cochabamba
Community Level Neighborhood
Sector Community free network, new technologies
Year of beginning 2012
N° of people involved HackLab has 295 members
Object HackLab is a digital hub in the city of Cochabomba, Bolivia.  Within this hub citizens are currently going through a process of installation and operazionalization of a community-free network: a wireless mash network that will allow the communities around it (between which schools, cultural centers, etc) to share resources and increase collective intelligence. The community network is based on pronciples of “openness”, participation, collaboration, cooperation and solidaruty
Field Urban
Source Interview to Daniel Cotillas (ética hacker for l’HackLab); website
Website http://hacklabcbba.org/

Cochabamba

Athens – SynAthina

Athens – SynAthina

Image from http://www.synathina.gr/en/
Location Athens
Name SynAthina
Community Level City
Settore Quality of life, democratic processes
Year of beginning 2013
Object SynAthina is a community platform based in the city of Athens, created for impuls of Athens Municipality, that connects, facilitates and supports citizens groups involved in the amelioration of the quality of life in Athens. Several tools are made available for citizens: the web platform, the SynAthina kiosk (meeting point) e thematic meeting. From its launch in 2013, SynAthina has hosted 2227 activities realized by 259 groups of citizens and institutions
Field Urban/various
Source Interview to Amalia Zepou (Athens deputy mayor, foundator of SynAthina); website
Website http://www.synathina.gr/el/

Athen

Sao Paulo – Minha Sampa

Sao Paulo – Minha Sampa

Source: Namu http://www.namu.com.br/materias/cidade-tambem-e-sua
Location Sao Paulo
Name Minha Sampa
Community Level Urban
Sector Civic engagement
Year of beginning 2014
Object Minha Sampa is a local platform and a civic engagement network created in 2014 in order to guarantee to all the Sao Paulo citizend the possibility to participate to decision-making processes that are changing the urban landscape, and to benefit from them. It is focused on a mix of online and offline community management tools, to assure that its members’ engagement become more and more deep and recurrent in time
Field Urban
Source Interview to Patricia Galante de Sá and Anna Lívia (director of Minha Sampa); website
Website www.minhasampa.org.br

Sao paulo

Amsterdam – Civic Source

Amsterdam – Civic Source

Location Amsterdam
Name Civic Source
Community Level Neighborhood
Sector Housing, community fundraising, civic initiatives
Year of beginning 2016 (launch of the first prototype)
Object Civic Source has been developed with facilitation of social innovator Aura de Klyn, answering to an emerging demand in the dutch neighborhoods. A Civic Source is a neighborhood organization which gains capital for the neighborhood in a sustainable way, with and for its inhabitants. This capital is used to support civic initiatives that can ameliorate the quality of life and environment in the neighborhood. Civic Source is based on “Zero Organising”, an innovative approach developed by Aura Klyn for the development of organizations, based on “non dualism approach”: an approach that seed reality as univoc instead of dual
Field Urban
Source Aura Klyn (founder Civic Source and creator of the “Zero Organising” approach: http://auradeklyn.nl/ ); website
Website http://www.hetbreedschap.nl/ (first online prototype of Civic Source)

Amsterdam